Clarksville: Firefighters invite you to breakfast and to Pizza with Santa

The 5th District Volunteer Fire Department in Clarksville is once again holding Country Breakfasts in the Ten Oaks Ballroom at the station house.

The next one is coming up Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. until noon. There's always plenty of food and room for family and friends. The cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 55 and older, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Your support is greatly appreciated. The volunteers are looking forward to seeing you.


The fire department will hold its annual Pizza with Santa on Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. Mark your calendar and plan ahead.

Parents of middle and high school students are reminded to attend "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings" on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the River Hill High School auditorium. Be aware and when you see the signs, speak up. You could save lives.


The Food Pantry at Glenelg United Methodist Church is open the third Saturday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. If you need grocery assistance, call 410-489-7260 or email

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church choir will be singing in a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City this Sunday at 2 p.m. The performance includes five church choirs and the Lyric Brass Quintet of Baltimore. All are invited to enjoy the free concert and stay for light refreshments following the concert. A freewill offering will be taken as it is a benefit concert. For more information, call 410-531-2324.

Students at Pointers Run Elementary are showing that they have kind and healthy hearts as they prepare for the annual Turkey Trot Nov. 19 and 20. Each food item brought for Food on the 15th will give that class five points in the competition and will bring joy to local seniors for an extra special Thanksgiving. Food on the 15th is a great grassroots program supported by our local schools.

In addition to Food on the 15th, Clarksville Middle School served as a collection point on Nov. 4 for supplies to help Sandy victims. The CMS-PTA wants to be sure to thank Joe from Oak Tree Furniture for donating a truck to haul all the donations.

Oak Tree also helped them during Katrina collections. Supporting our local merchants is important because those are the people most likely to support our schools and young people

Cricket? Who plays cricket around here? Word has come that Howard County is breaking ground at Schooley Mill Park for the only cricket fields in the county. If you play cricket and can share information, call or send email to let everyone in on the fun.

Now is the time to register for the 2013 Master Gardener Training Program. New or experienced gardeners are invited to learn all about plants, insect and disease problems and the sustainable and environmental impacts of gardening practices.

Training begins on Jan 23 and runs through March 27 on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon plus orientation Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Then, you volunteer 40 hours during the year to share your knowledge.


The cost for training and supplies is $195. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Dec. 18.

Call 410-313-2707 for a Master Gardener registration packet.